UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The Central Association for the Blind and Visually impaired (CABVI) has announced that due to new mandates and restrictions from the players who live and would be traveling across the country to Utica, the decision to postpone this year’s camp has been made.
“There is nothing more important than protecting our employees, and the people in our community during this unprecedented time,” said Kathy Beaver, CABVI Vice President of Rehabilitation. “Now that there are breakthroughs and upticks in the Delta Variant of COVID-19, and so many reinstated restrictions in areas the players are coming from, we just couldn’t take any chances to host the training camp.”
Although the camp has been postponed, hockey enthusiasts can still learn more about the team on a virtual conference call that’s taking place during the Utica Rotary meeting at 12:00pm on Friday, August 6th.
U.S.A. Blind Hockey Coach Michael Svac, along with players Blake Steinecke and Tim Kane, will be discussing how blind hockey continues to be a growing sport in the U.S. as well as their goal of preparing blind and visually impaired athletes to compete in 2026 Paralympics that are taking place in Milan, Italy.
Anyone interested in joining the zoom meeting is welcome to follow the link and passcodes below: